Understanding NYC Investment Policy Formation and Its Impacts

My experience as a summer associate within the NYC Comptroller’s Office was nothing short of a wonderful learning experience. I was tasked with editing and revamping the current policy and presenting the director of corporate governance with an updated and adapted manual that could be used to replace the outdated version. At a time when much debate has focused on the right balance of government and private enterprise, public policy and its long-term implications have become an ever more valuable asset that must be strengthened and justly implemented. My experience at the NYC comptroller’s office fortified my understanding of such issues.

New York City Comptroller John Liu. Photo by Cityyear, courtesy Creative Commons.
New York City Comptroller John Liu. Photo by Cityyear/Flickr; courtesy Creative Commons.

By Sergio Galeano, Leadership Fellow

My experience as a summer associate within the NYC Comptroller’s Office was nothing short of a wonderful learning experience. The internship offered me a great opportunity to have a firsthand glimpse of policy formation and of the important connection between the public and private sectors.

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Learning about Professional Development in Washington, DC

For Colin Powell Leadership Fellow Beau Lancaster, serving as an intern at the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, DC, was an opportunity to practice communicating professionally in the workplace, while still being himself.

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By Beau Lancaster, Colin Powell leadership fellow.

Prior to my summer experience of interning in Washington, DC, I did not understand how much of a quintessential New Yorker I was. As a quintessential New Yorker, I am often direct, honest, and non-apologetic in my beliefs. However, I soon discovered this is not the communication style of the professional world. In order to succeed in the workplace, you have to know how to communicate in the workplace. My summer interning at the Partnership for Public Service taught me how to communicate professionally while still being myself.

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From the Field: Simone Gordon Shares Her Experience as an Intern in the Distict of Columbia Public Schools

Working in the nation’s capital – one of the country’s most diverse and highly watched school districts – I have had the opportunity to learn and contribute to the work of managing an urban school district. Through the Urban Educators Leadership Initiative Program (UELIP) I have spent the last three months interning in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Central Office. It is great, as a future educator, to witness how reforms are made at the district level and then communicated and implemented at the school level.

Working in the nation’s capital – one of the country’s most diverse and highly watched school districts – I have had the opportunity to learn and contribute to the work of managing an urban school district.  Through the Urban Educators Leadership Initiative Program (UELIP) I have spent the last three months interning in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Central Office.  It is great, as a future educator, to witness how reforms are made at the district level and then communicated and implemented at the school level. Continue reading “From the Field: Simone Gordon Shares Her Experience as an Intern in the Distict of Columbia Public Schools”